Book quiz, No evidence of any theft of the Grey book, Oyster App updated
Oyster Introduces Lumin, a New Light Adjusting Reading Mode – There’s a new feature on Oyster called Lumin™, and here’s how it works (Teleread):
- When turned on, Oyster’s Lumin™ feature automatically adjusts to the amount of natural sunlight outside, based on your location and time of day.
- As the sun sets, the feature subtracts the blue light being emitted from mobile and tablet screens, and replaces it with a warmer, softer amber light.
- The color adjustment reduces eye strain and greatly improves low-light night reading for a more comfortable experience and better sleep. We spend so much of our time looking at our phones and tablets which produce blue light, and impact the way our bodies produce melatonin. Exposure to blue light in the evening can ultimately make it harder to fall asleep and make our sleep less restful. Not to mention, it also causes eye strain/damage.
‘No evidence’ new Fifty Shades book Grey was stolen – Let’s call this publishing’s version of the same story told by two different narrators. On the one hand, we have the Kent police (BBC):
“Following a report that one book had been stolen after packaging was found to be damaged, there is no evidence at this stage to suggest that an offence has been committed,” a Kent Police spokeswoman said.
And on the other, we have the Publisher:
In a statement, Random House said: “We are delighted that the book’s theft does not appear to have been for any malicious intent or financial gain.”
I wonder how many books this story sold…
Shutterfly’s TripPix Photo Book App Is Aimed at Millennials – So now anyone really can write a book. Or at least have this new Shutterfly app write you a book about your most recent trip backpacking across Europe, discovering the pyramids in Egypt, or visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time. For $20, TripPix will use your pictures and some personal info to create a 6” x 6” book that the service has mailed to you within about a week. It is apparently aimed at Millennials, who have apparently become much less enamored of paper coffee table books than previous generations.
This book-making app uses screen taps and swipes to glean information from you and your photos, quickly creating a short story. . . .
The TripPix title page displays the name of your trip, and lists your fellow wanderers, weather, places visited, activities, trip time and distance traveled. Each photo has a caption that includes its timestamp and date. Maps of where you captured the photos are interspersed throughout the book. Playful icons are sprinkled on pages, and each book has a few full-bleed pages with sayings like, “Eat Well. Travel Often.”–ReCode
Can We Guess Where You Live Based On Your Taste In Books? – Sometimes it amazes me that people get paid to create stuff like this.–Buzzfeed
Did anyone actually get the right response from this one?
I suspect they got as close as they were likely to. I also suspect it was more based on the independent bookstore question than my other choices.
Yup. Leaving everything else the same, I suddenly switched coasts by selecting Powell’s.
I got the south which is pretty accurate as I am in Australia which is pretty south from the pov of the US.
I agree that it mostly depends on the bookstore you choose because I’m in the midwest and the quiz picked New England…far east coast. Go figure.
I got the south. I live in Canada.
Have to agree with others that it’s based on the bookstore. Choosing Powells placed me in the PacNorthwest. Correct side of the continent, at least.
It picked NYC for me (even choosing Powells). I’m a Southern girl.
@Laura Jardine: I’m in Canada and I got the South as well.
Not even close. I got the Pacific NW as well; I’m not all that fond of Powell’s, but it’s the only indie on that particular list I’ve ever heard of.
I got southern despite choosing Powell’s (as hapax said, I had at least heard of it). I live in Cambridge so I assume picking the Harvard store would have pegged me correctly but its the kind of store that doesnt really stock many romance novels…
I’m not sure the quiz writer knows there’s something between New England and California.
I got the South which is geographically correct (I live in MD). I figured it went by my choice of reading by the pool, since I chose The Strand (the only one of those bookstores I’ve been to). FWIW.
I did get the right response (South), but I’ve never heard of any of the bookstores so I picked the prettiest. :-)
I live in the Seattle area but got the South for where I apparently live. I chose Powell’s as my bookstore as it it the only one I had even heard of. Most of the questions I couldn’t even answer correctly, I didn’t particularly care for any of the classic novels or authors I had to choose from.
I got New England – I’m a Pacific Coast Canadian. Also didn’t like the choices offered for classic books.
Another Canadian who got the South. Mind you, for most of the choices, there was only one that I’d even heard of.
Since l am never sure if Texas is considered to be in the South or Southwest, I decided that being informed that i am in the South is probably correct. I didn’t see any of the independent bookstores that I have visited. I was amazed that one of my favorite authors actually made the list.
I got New England even though I chose BookPeople, which I’ve never been to, but I’ve never been to any of them and at least Book People is in Texas. [Austin]
Nope, never been to New England. Fifth-generation Texan.